Main Speaker



After growing up in the mountains of NC, Andrew studied Music and Bible/theology at Asbury University. Upon graduation, Andrew moved to New England and spent three years at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (M.Div. ’12). There he met Anne, whom he married in ’13. Andrew is an assistant pastor and the music director for Citylife's Boston campus, where he has worked since '12. In addition to seeing God’s grace change all kinds of people, Andrew enjoys trying his hand at songwriting, running, commuting on his bike, and drinking coffee. Andrew and Anne reside in Cambridge.


Seminar Speakers


Almex is a former ARISE student who met Christ when he was in 7th grade during ARISE 1999. He is a New England native who grew up in the good old town of Andover, MA and loves Jesus, art, music, movies, sports, technology, and alkaline water. 

Almex is faithfully serving as a business development manager at a healthcare tech company that leverages big data in efforts to predict diseases prior to a diagnosis being made. They utilize advanced analytics and machine learning techniques (aka AI) to put their data in action. 

He uses his work place to build relationships with colleagues and strangers in prayerful hope that they would meet the amazing father that has rescued him in his life.

He is currently due to attend Harvard Extension program to finish his BA and Masters in Business Management starting July 2018.



Jeannie Wooh was born and raised in the Greater Boston area. She attended ARISE events as a youth student where she met Christ and began serving during her college and post-grad years. She is a ’17 graduate of Gordon College where she double majored in Psychology and Music. As a college student, she became member of Symphony Church and now serves as a Family Group servant at Gordon and as a worship leader for the college services. Jeannie is passionate about the local church, equipping the next generation, and global missions. In fact, she is preparing to embark on a 1-year internship at Grace Covenant Church in Singapore as a missions intern in 2018! She hopes to empower young men and women by the transformative power of the Gospel to be Jesus’ hands and feet in this world!



Jonathan C Kim (other known as Jon C) is a PhD Candidate studying Electrical Engineering in the field of Power Electronics at Northeastern University. Living his life on the dichotomy of straightforwardness of science and the flexibility of music, he is worship leader at Symphony Church and has served at ARISE before as part of the worship team. Jon C also grew up in a Korean youth group at his hometown in New York City. ARISE always reminds his heart of the immeasurable joy that the Lord has in store and the powerful potential each youth member holds in Christ.

He is currently part of the college staff at Symphony Church, guiding college students in the Boston area towards a life with Christ. College campuses are his home and battlegrounds where his heart longs for the next generation of worshippers and leaders to rise.